Police probe fake $50 notes used at Karrinyup newsagency

CCTV image of a man who is suspected of having used fake $50 notes
CCTV image of a man who is suspected of having used fake $50 notes

POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man who tried to use fake $50 notes at a Karrinyup newsagency.

About 2.15pm on April 17, the man tried to buy scratchy tickets and produced a $50 note to a staff member as payment.

The staff member noticed that the note did not appear to look genuine and legal tender and asked for another note.

The man produced another $50 note, which appeared to look the same as the first one.

The staff member then rang centre security. The man ran from the store and out of the shopping centre.

The store held on to the two $50 notes, which were handed to police.

The man is described as being light skinned, 20-25 years of age, thin build, dark brown hair with facial hair.

He was wearing a grey coloured long sleeve top and long dark coloured pants.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man who they believe can help them with their investigation.

If you have any information about this offence, report it online at crimestopperswa.com.au or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Quote reference number 8491.

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